This is an analysis of the poem Taking Two Steps Back that begins with:

If someone's life experiences exceeds,
That of others in the same environment......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabX ccX bXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110100001 10100010100 0010100100 0011100 10010101001010 110111 11001110101 10000100101010 1101110 01001011110101 10110101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Taking Two Steps Back;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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